I hate recess time. Yuck! Thank goodness there’s no recess today – Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Recess is just such a disaster right now because there are too many kids crammed into too small a space with not enough stuff to really entertain them. Anyway, my students are pretty creative though and (as a group) have fallen in love their the fire pole on the play structure. They will spend minutes upon minutes walking and walking in circles with each other. Obviously there’s tons of pushing, but it’s relatively light and they just think this ring around the pole game is hilariously entertaining. I guess kids are easily entertained, huh?

Ring around the pole!


I’m currently in Taipei, Taiwan spending some time with my grandma and other relatives. I have a childhood friend who moved to Taipei last year and we met up for lunch a few days ago. As the more local of us two, I asked her to choose a meeting spot. We ended up going to Sababa Wine and Pita Bar. Every time I come back to Taiwan, I try to maximize opportunities to eat local Taiwan cuisine, so Mediterranean wasn’t at the top of my list, but Sababa turned out to be pretty good!

The inside of the restaurant. We were the first ones to arrive when the restaurant opened, so it was pretty empty!

The gyro plate my friend ordered.

My falafel pita! I was quite surprised with the authentic taste!

I might have to try to some other types of ethnic cuisine the next time I’m in Taiwan!

Until next month,

Even though Phoenix is known for its Mexican food (mainly due to proximity and therefore large Mexican population), San Francisco is also quite the place to fulfill your taste buds’ craving for something South of the Border. Right in the Bernal Heights there’s Taco Los Altos. I first heard about this place from a couple of coworkers who like to call ahead to order burritos and then pick them up since it’s just a short walk from our school. While exploring Bernal’s main drag – Cortland Avenue – I ran into this place, too, and decided to give it a try. Just like my coworkers, I ordered the Super Baby Burrito with carne asada. The Super part means it comes with guacamole and sour cream; and it’s just a baby burrito so it’s not so huge! It was just perfect!





{sf} piqueos’ peruvian fare

November 23, 2015

When my parents helped me move to Bernal Heights, we needed to grab some grub. While the neighborhood does have some interesting options, there weren’t a ton of them close by to my exact location so we decided on Piqueos, which is known for its Peruvian cuisine. On their website, they introduce themselves as a “contemporary Peruvian tapas bar in Bernal Heights, offers an original concept in Peruvian dining”. Personally, I loved trying the food when I was in Peru so I figured that I would like the food here, too. I was definitely right! So yummy! We figured this place would be a little expensive, so that wasn’t so bad, but the only downside was the fact that since we weren’t planning on ordering any wine, the wait staff didn’t pay much attention to us. It made the experience a little more subdued than perhaps it could have been, especially since how delicious all the food was.



Scallops Ficho

Quesadilla de Pato

Seco de Cordero


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